Bills Sportfishing And Guide Service

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Whether you’re a seasoned sea wolf or an angler who still has to earn his sea legs, Bill’s Sportfishing and Guide Service is ready to give you the best fishing adventure you can have in San Francisco Bay!

Captain Bill Clap invites you to join him aboard his 24’ pilothouse, a custom-built boat manufactured by H&F Radon. She can fit up to 4 anglers at the same time, so gather your fishing crew. State-of-the-art Raymarine electronics and navigation equipment is present on board, so you can quickly find your fish and not waste time traveling.

Captain Bill will take you fishing after a wide range of exciting species that live in the San Francisco Bay area as well as in the Pacific Ocean. You will bottom fish for Rockfish, Halibut, and Lingcod, while you can drift fish for Striped Bass. If you want to catch some Chinook Salmon you’ll have to troll or mooch for it – the captain will supply you with all necessary equipment. If you’re up for a solid battle in the Bay, you can target the famous Leopard Shark.

You will use light and heavy tackle on this charter. High-quality gear is provided to you for use, such as Phoenix rods, Shimano reels, and custom Calstar rods. The captain will clean and fillet your catch, so don’t forget to bring a cooler to take your hard-fought dinner home.

If you’re looking to spend the afternoon relaxing in San Francisco Bay or feel the heart-pounding action of battling huge beasts in the ocean, Bills Sportfishing and Guide Service has something for you, book with them to set out on an exciting West Coast adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Ocean Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 31
    $1,100
    This trip will take you out to the coast of the Pacific Ocean and further out into the waters. The main targets for this trip will be Rockfish and Lingcod, although you may run into other species. All required equipment will be provided by the charter.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 31
    $1,000
    This trip will take you fishing for the entire day in the bountiful San Francisco Bay. You can expect to target Halibut and Striped Bass mainly, as well as other species you may run into. All gear necessary will be supplied to you.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Leopard Sharks
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 31
    $1,000
    This trip will take you fishing for the gorgeous Leopard Sharks. You will fish up and down San Francisco Bay, targeting these beasts, as well as other species you run into. All required equipment will be provided by the charter.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Ocean Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 31
    $550
    This trip will take you out to the coast of the Pacific Ocean and further out into the waters. The main targets for this trip will be Rockfish and Lingcod, although you may run into other species. All required equipment will be provided by the charter.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Ocean Salmon
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 31
    $550
    This trip will take you to the Pacific Ocean, where you will target the King Salmon. You will mainly troll or mooch the waters for this prestigious fish. The first 2 lead balls for mooching are free, with an additional fee being charged after that.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 31
    $400
    This trip will take you to San Francisco Bay where you will fish for Halibut and Striped Bass. You will use live bait and fish using light tackle. All required equipment will be provided by the captain.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 31
    $400
    On this trip you will primarily target Striped Bass and Halibut in San Francisco Bay. Live bait will be used, as well as light tackle. All equipment you may need will be provided by the charter.
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About the Captain

Bill Clapp
Richmond, California, United States
35 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2018
Capt. Bill has been fishing the waters of San Francisco Bay and beyond for more than 30 years. He's also been fishing the waters surrounding Sacramento for over two and a half decades now. That amount of fishing has given him tremendous knowledge on the local fish, that's he's keen on sharing with his customers. He's a true angler, spending 12 months of the year on the water – when he's not fishing he's maintaining his boat, exploring the waters, or looking for hotspots.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Halibut Halibut
Lingcod Lingcod
Rockfish Rockfish

Salmon (Chinook) Salmon (Chinook)
Shark (Leopard) Shark (Leopard)

Boat Specs

H&F Custom Radon (Pilothouse) originally built in 1995. Powered by a 325HP Mercruser 350 Mag Horizon engine.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Drift Fishing
Flounder Gigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Ocean Fishing on June 5, 2021
It’s was good everyone caught more than 2 fish and we had a good time it was chilly at the beginning so would say bring some...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Ocean Salmon on September 19, 2020
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on August 10, 2019
It was our first fishing trip . My kids really enjoyed the trip . Captain Bill moved the boat to multiple positions (6) so...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 1, 2020
Captain Mike is very knowledgeable and made it a very fun day. Plus we caught lots of fish! Great experience on the bay.
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FAQs about Bills Sportfishing And Guide Service

Bills Sportfishing And Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $200 per person - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $200 per person - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $275 per person - Full Day Trip - Ocean Fishing (8 hours)
  • $275 per person - Full Day Trip - Ocean Salmon (8 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Full Day Trip - Leopard Sharks (8 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - Full Day Trip - Ocean Fishing (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Bills Sportfishing And Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Portable)
  • GPS (Raymarine E120)
  • Fishfinder (Raymarine WB260 Transducer)
  • Live Bait Well (52 Gallon and 1000 lb fishbox)

Trips booked with Bills Sportfishing And Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Custom CalStar 608’s, Phoenix Rods, Shimano Reels,)
  • Live Bait (If available)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Bills Sportfishing And Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (San Francisco Bay)
  • Nearshore Fishing (Pacific Ocean coastline)

Bills Sportfishing And Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Cal Star 608’s Shimano Reels, LH available)
  • Heavy Tackle (Phoenix Rods for trolling)
  • Bottom Fishing (Light tackle for Rockfish and Lingcod, Halibut )
  • Trolling (Salmon; downrigger and lead balls)
  • Drift Fishing (Live bait for Halibut and Striped Bass)
  • Flounder Gigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Bills Sportfishing And Guide Service include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Halibut
  • Lingcod
  • Rockfish
  • Salmon (Chinook)
  • Shark (Leopard)